The most common question I am asked, "what do you teach a student who just arrives with no English skills?"
Newcomers need lots of support and intense lessons to help springboard their access to content in the classroom.
3 lessons / 4 parts to lessons. I teach these in 5-8 minute parts or mini lessons the first week to two weeks upon student entering U.S. school.
These lessons are packed with verbs, nouns, pronouns, adjectives and prepositions to help students master common commands and phrases quickly using TPR or Total Physical Response.
What age level? Good question...these are great for all ages, even adults. Some activities may require basic home language literacy. I have used it with 2nd graders and others use it with high school students.
Each of the three lessons come with flashcards/mini posters, teacher/tutor script, games for small group practice and an independent application that could be used as an assessment.
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